MUSIC REVIEWS

Alex Lopez – “Rising Up” (LP)

  Alex Lopez has built a considerable following and critical reputation since his 2013 recording debut, His latest release Rising Up is an eleven song collection highlighting Lopez’s increasing songwriting finesse, guitar prowess, and the top-notch cadre of musicians complimenting his artistic vision. The Xpress is more than capable accompaniment; they are …

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Dova Lewis – Self Titled (EP)

From Montreal, CA Dova Lewis hits the ground running with the release of her self-titled EP. This excellent, brisk 4 track wonder which was co-produced with Dova by Daryl Swan with all songs written by Lewis is an excellent arrival from a woman looking to use her voice to empower …

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Atria – Moonbrain (LP)

One cannot accuse songwriter and author Travis Atria of aiming small. His album Moonbrain exudes timeless qualities while still falling into place with contemporary concerns. There are several important moments in the gestation of any artistic work and this is no exception. After co-authoring a lauded biography of Curtis Mayfield entitled Travelling Soul, …

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Pistols At Dawn Release “Voices”

Pistols At Dawn is a 5 Piece Modern Rock Band, out of Atlanta, GA. Their new single, “Voices” is textbook hard rock, but that does nothing to diminish its quality. Pistols At Dawn could be placed in a variety of genres, due to how subsidized Rock has become, over the …

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Executive Order – “Some Like It Hot”

What’s in an opening track? Tracing back to legendary rock albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Rise of Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and Led Zeppelin IV, the art of the opening track is put on full display: all serve as flash bangs that …

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Madelyn Victoria – “Good at Goodbye”

Love is a very complex and delicate subject to discuss in music because many times outside of professing how you feel about that special someone, breakup songs are often one-sided and usually very angry and it’s understandable why that could fill a void of catharsis for people, because who hasn’t …

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“Void of Polarity XI:XI” (LP) – STAVO

Who doesn’t love a good concept album? It’s the type of album that challenges its creators to craft something that functions as a fluid and thought-out story, but can also be consumed casually by the more “song to song” crowd without feeling bogged down by the weight of its own …

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